Archive for Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Also from July 29

Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Douglas County Fair Entries
Podcasts
Polls
Should Kansas reduce the speed limit from 70 mph to 65 mph to help the environment?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
68%
Yes.
 
28%
Unsure.
 
2%
Total 1345
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Xan Wedel received a return-to-sender letter on Friday that was sent by Gertrude Gilmore, a previous resident of Wedel's home at 700 Ohio. The letter had been mailed in 1948. Wedel is considering framing the letter, which mentions events both personal and historic, such as Harry S. Truman's presidential victory. Letter from the 1940s lands in local mailbox - 60 years after sent
July 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A letter that a Lawrence woman received last week gives new meaning to “It got lost in the mail.” Xan Wedel opened her mailbox Friday and found a letter postmarked Nov. 11, 1948. It was sent from her home at 700 Ohio that year by Gertrude Gilmore, who lived there at the time.
6:00 a.m.
Members of the Lock family of Lawrence listen to some tips from visual arts judge Bar Reser on Monday as the two siblings entered some artwork at the Douglas County Fair. From left are Stephanie Lock, her son Jimmy, 7, and daughter Alexis, 8. The fair runs through Sunday at the fairgrounds, near 21st and Harper streets. Judges savor a taste of the fair
July 29, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Towering cakes, sugar-topped breads and other delectable treats tempted the taste buds of judges and entrants Monday at the Douglas County Fair. On the ninth day of the fair, food took center stage, as home-baked goods and crops were judged, alongside arts and crafts.
10:00 a.m.
The new Anderson Family Football Complex at Kivisto Field is shown between two new football practice fields and Memorial Stadium. KU: Donor on schedule with $12M for athletics
July 29, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Tom Kivisto may be out as CEO of what had been one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country, but he’s still part of Kansas Athletics Inc. And he’s still current on his payments for a $12 million pledge he’s made to improve football facilities on campus.
3:00 p.m.
John Hadl is honored with a framed Lawrence High School jersey at a ceremony Monday at Alvamar Country Club. The former NFL, KU and LHS football standout had his number retired by Lawrence High School. Larry Hatfield, a teammate of Hadl's in the LHS class of '58, is in the background at right. Hadl honored to have jersey retired by LHS
July 29, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Surrounded by auction items signed by Joe Montana, Bobby Douglass, Tom Brady and Lance Alworth, Lawrence football legend John Hadl earned an honor none of those players can claim: a retired Lawrence High jersey. More than 100 friends, teammates, coaches and fans gathered Monday at Alvamar Country Club to honor Hadl as his No. 21 jersey was retired.

All stories

Sky isn’t falling
Kansas University officials should make sure they have their facts straight before stirring up a panic over budget cuts.
July 29, 2008 in print edition on A7
The Chicken Little approach may not be the best strategy for attracting additional funding for Kansas University.